Cypress oil is an essential oil produced from the cones of the cypress tree and has a pleasant smoky, woody smell. It is stimulating as well as relaxing, while leaving the skin feeling refreshed. Externally it is used for the treatment of varicose veins and broken capillaries. Cypress oil is very stringent and is used when there is an excess of fluid in the body as it is a stimulant and can be used to aid the lymphatic system. It is very useful in for oily and over-hydrated skins.